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way2roll

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Posted: 07/29/20 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Prepping our new FW for our first shakedown trip. I am no stranger to RV's and find it easier to fix what I can rather than get bogged down in warranty work. Anyway, saw that one of the screws on the strike plate on the door lock was loose. So I tightened it. closed the door, tested the locks etc to make sure all was good. The door would not re-open. I messed with it and messed with it for what must have been 10 minutes, undoing the lock and doing it again and would not budge. Started to panic. Thinking here I am trying to prep for a trip and I've screwed up the door on our brand new camper. What do I do, call a locksmith? Then I realized, I locked the deadbolt and wasn't turning it far enough to unlock. Thank goodness no one was around .. [emoticon]


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We were at home working on ours one day, both of us had a set of keys. DW set her keys just inside the door on the counter. I was futzing around with the door lock, apparently locked it with the door still open and also set my keys on the counter just inside the door. Closed the door and as it clicked shut realized that both set of keys were inside the trailer. Road service came out and we were able to get it unlocked.

Now there is a third set of keys in the truck.

Another time while out camping we locked the trailer up and went into town to the store. Got back and could not unlock the trailer. DW suspects someone tried to use one of the generic keys (we had changed out the lock set) and messed it up. Ended up having to "borrow" a fellow campers small child and petite wife to crawl in the back window and open up from the inside.


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Posted: 07/29/20 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We installed a keyless lock on our 5th wheel. It's so nice to not have to think about keys.
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corvettekent wrote:

We installed a keyless lock on our 5th wheel. It's so nice to not have to think about keys.
I hear that.. good job.

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B92F wrote:

We were at home working on ours one day, both of us had a set of keys. DW set her keys just inside the door on the counter. I was futzing around with the door lock, apparently locked it with the door still open and also set my keys on the counter just inside the door. Closed the door and as it clicked shut realized that both set of keys were inside the trailer. Road service came out and we were able to get it unlocked.

Now there is a third set of keys in the truck.

Another time while out camping we locked the trailer up and went into town to the store. Got back and could not unlock the trailer. DW suspects someone tried to use one of the generic keys (we had changed out the lock set) and messed it up. Ended up having to "borrow" a fellow campers small child and petite wife to crawl in the back window and open up from the inside.


Keyless truck entry got to love it, spare keys inside for everything.


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corvettekent wrote:

We installed a keyless lock on our 5th wheel. It's so nice to not have to think about keys.
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Yes, until the thing fails like mine did due to a broken wire. Keep a key hidden for any of those situations. We do. Peace of mind.


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I have a story about keys.
I was setting up camp with pop-up. Got all done, could not find my keys. Not camper keys, but my KEYS. House, car, pickup, tool truck, shop, yard, tractor, my keys. All weekend I'm going nuts, some of the keys I can copy from wife's but it is going to be hard to remember to replace all. Lot of fun out of trip. Packing up, crank roof down, there is the ring, on the roof.
Next trip, on the pre-flight checklist; We switch key-rings. Camping ring has camper and TV. A house key lives in TV. All other keys stay locked up at home.

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Amazing.. on FB today I'm getting ads for RV keyless entry. Maybe because I clicked the clicky.

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Posted: 07/30/20 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

way2roll, While I certainly understand your momentary panic......I wish that my “screw-ups” were that minor. Mine usually involve body work or pretty serious mechanical skills and/or labor! After having owned diesel trucks for 27+ years.....I recently put gasoline in our Ram. After experiencing a “near stroke”, I got her home, dumped 34 gallons of 65/35 blend gasoline to diesel, added 1/2 gallon 2 cycle oil to 5 gallons of diesel fuel, flushed the entire fuel injection system to the injectors, and “fired her up”! It appears that I didn’t “kill” our Cummins! I Dodged (pun intended) a big bullet this time! memtb


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We locked ourselves out up in Baltimore once on a Sunday. Called Coach Net and in 30 min we were back in. Automatic locks!!!!!

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